List of Pixar films

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Pixar is a CGI production company based in Emeryville, California, United States. The studio has earned numerous awards for their feature films and other work, including twenty-six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and three Grammys. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated features created with PhotoRealistic RenderMan, its own implementation of the industry-standard Renderman image-rendering API used to generate high-quality images.

As of June 2013, Pixar has released fourteen films, all released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. The company produced its first feature-length film, Toy Story, in 1995. The film won an Academy Award and was nominated for three others. The success of the film led Pixar to release a sequel, Toy Story 2, in 1999, following their second CGI production, A Bug's Life in 1998. Monsters, Inc. was the next project to be released in 2001, and the following six features Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up were highly successful. The eleventh film, Toy Story 3, has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. Pixar's twelfth film is Cars 2 which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and Monsters University are the most expensive Pixar movies to ever be produced, at an estimated budget of $200 million each. Its thirteenth film, Brave, had an estimated budget of $185 million.

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

#TitleRelease dateDirector(s)Writer(s)Producer(s)
1Toy StoryNovember 22, 1995John LasseterOriginal Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow
Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold
2A Bug's LifeNovember 25, 1998John Lasseter
Co-Director: Andrew Stanton
Original Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw
Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher
3Toy Story 2November 24, 1999John Lasseter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon
Original Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb
Helene Plotkin and Karen Robert Jackson
4Monsters, Inc.November 2, 2001Pete Docter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and David Silverman
Original Story: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson
Darla K. Anderson
5Finding NemoMay 30, 2003Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
Original Story: Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Graham Walters
6The IncrediblesNovember 5, 2004Brad BirdBrad BirdJohn Walker
7CarsJune 9, 2006John Lasseter
Co-Director: Joe Ranft
Original Story: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien
Screenplay: Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien
Darla K. Anderson
8RatatouilleJune 29, 2007Brad Bird
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava
Screenwriter: Brad Bird
Original Story: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird
Brad Lewis
9WALL-EJune 27, 2008Andrew StantonOriginal Story: Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon
Jim Morris
10UpMay 29, 2009Pete Docter
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
Story: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy
Screenplay: Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Jonas Rivera
11Toy Story 3June 18, 2010Lee UnkrichStory: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Screenplay: Michael Arndt
Darla K. Anderson
12Cars 2June 24, 2011John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
Original Story: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman
Screenplay: Ben Queen
Denise Ream
13BraveJune 22, 2012Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Co-Director: Steve Purcell
Story: Brenda Chapman
Screenplay: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Katherine Sarafian
14Monsters UniversityJune 21, 2013Dan ScanlonStory/Screenplay: Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan ScanlonKori Rae

In production[edit]

TitleRelease dateDirector(s)Writer(s)Producer(s)
Inside Out[1][2][3][4][5]June 19, 2015Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Michael ArndtJonas Rivera
The Good Dinosaur[1][6][7]November 25, 2015[8]Bob Peterson
Co-Director: Peter Sohn
Bob Peterson[9]Denise Ream
Finding Dory[10]June 17, 2016[8]Andrew Stanton[10]Victoria Strouse[10]Lindsey Collins[10]
Untitled Pixar film[11]June 16, 2017TBATBATBA
Untitled Pixar film[11]November 22, 2017TBATBATBA
Untitled Pixar film[11]June 15, 2018TBATBATBA
Untitled Pixar film about Día de los Muertos[1][12]TBALee UnkrichTBADarla K. Anderson
The Incredibles 2[13][14]TBATBABrad BirdTBA
Cars 3[14][15]TBATBATBATBA

Production cycle[edit]

According to Pixar Studios President Ed Catmull, Pixar will release one original film a year and sequels every other year, as part of a strategy to release "one and a half movies a year."[16]

Canceled projects[edit]

A film titled Newt was announced in 2008 with Pixar planning to release it in 2012, but was canceled in 2010.[17] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[18]

Possible future productions[edit]

Tom Hanks has indicated that a fourth Toy Story movie is in development, though Pixar has yet to give an official confirmation.[19][20] Other projects in development include a film by Teddy Newton, written by Derek Connolly,[21] and a Mark Andrews film.[22][23]

Co-production[edit]

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a traditionally animated 2000 film made by Disney Television Animation with an opening by Pixar. The show led to a television cartoon series of the same name with Pixar doing the CGI parts of the opening theme.

Related productions[edit]

Planes is a spin-off movie of Cars, made by DisneyToon Studios and produced by John Lasseter. The film is conceived from the short film Air Mater, which introduces aspects of Planes and even ends with a hint of the movie. It was released on August 9, 2013, with a sequel titled Planes: Fire & Rescue to be released on July 18, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

FilmRotten TomatoesMetacritic
Toy Story100%[24]92/100[25]
A Bug's Life92%[26]77/100[27]
Toy Story 2100%[28]88/100[29]
Monsters, Inc.96%[30]78/100[31]
Finding Nemo99%[32]90/100[33]
The Incredibles97%[34]90/100[35]
Cars74%[36]73/100[37]
Ratatouille96%[38]96/100[39]
WALL-E96%[40]94/100[41]
Up98%[42]88/100[43]
Toy Story 399%[44]92/100[45]
Cars 239%[46]57/100[47]
Brave78%[48]69/100[49]
Monsters University79%[50]65/100[51]
Average ratings89%82/100

Box office performance[edit]

FilmRelease dateOpeningBudgetDomesticWorldwideRef(s)
Toy StoryNovember 22, 1995$29,140,617$30,000,000$191,796,233$361,958,736[52]
A Bug's LifeNovember 25, 1998$33,258,052$120,000,000$162,798,565$363,398,565[53]
Toy Story 2November 24, 1999$57,388,839$90,000,000$245,852,179$485,015,179[54]
Monsters, Inc.November 2, 2001$62,577,067$115,000,000$289,916,256$562,816,256[55]
Finding NemoMay 30, 2003$70,251,710$94,000,000$380,843,261$936,743,261[56]
The IncrediblesNovember 5, 2004$70,467,623$92,000,000$261,441,092$631,442,092[57]
CarsJune 9, 2006$60,119,509$120,000,000$244,082,982$461,983,149[58]
RatatouilleJune 29, 2007$47,027,395$150,000,000$206,445,654$623,722,818[59]
WALL-EJune 27, 2008$63,087,526$180,000,000$223,808,164$521,311,860[60]
UpMay 29, 2009$68,108,790$175,000,000$293,004,164$731,342,744[61]
Toy Story 3June 18, 2010$110,307,189$200,000,000$415,004,880$1,063,171,911[62]
Cars 2June 24, 2011$66,135,507$200,000,000$191,452,396$559,852,396[63]
BraveJune 22, 2012$66,323,594$185,000,000$237,283,207$538,983,207[64]
Monsters UniversityJune 21, 2013$82,429,469$200,000,000$268,492,764$743,559,607[65]
Total grosses$1,951,000,000$3,612,221,797$8,585,301,781[66]
Average grosses$63,330,206$139,357,143$252,072,376$604,564,479

Academy Award wins and nominations[edit]

Toy Story (1995)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)Randy NewmanNominated
MUSIC (Original Song)"You've Got a Friend in Me," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow; Story by John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDTo John Lasseter, for his inspired leadership of the Toy Story team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film.Won
A Bug's Life (1998)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)Randy NewmanNominated
Toy Story 2 (1999)
MUSIC (Original Song)"When She Loved Me," Music and Lyric by Randy NewmanNominated
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMPete Docter, John LasseterNominated
MUSIC (Original Score)Randy Newman
MUSIC (Original Song)"If I Didn't Have You," Music and Lyric by Randy NewmanWon
SOUND EDITINGGary Rydstrom, Michael SilversNominated
Finding Nemo (2003)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMAndrew StantonWon
MUSIC (Original Score)Thomas NewmanNominated
SOUND EDITINGGary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
WRITING (Original Screenplay)Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds; Original Story by Andrew Stanton
The Incredibles (2004)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMBrad BirdWon
SOUND EDITINGMichael Silvers and Randy Thom
SOUND MIXINGRandy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo and Doc KaneNominated
WRITING (Original Screenplay)Written by Brad Bird
Cars (2006)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMJohn LasseterNominated
MUSIC (Original Song)"Our Town," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Ratatouille (2007)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMBrad BirdWon
MUSIC (Original Score)Michael GiacchinoNominated
SOUND EDITINGRandy Thom and Michael Silvers
SOUND MIXINGRandy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane
WRITING (Original Screenplay)Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird
WALL-E (2008)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMAndrew StantonWon
MUSIC (Original Score)Thomas NewmanNominated
MUSIC (Original Song)"Down to Earth," Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter Gabriel
SOUND EDITINGBen Burtt and Matthew Wood
SOUND MIXINGTom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
WRITING (Original Screenplay)Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon; Original Story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
Up (2009)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMPete DocterWon
MUSIC (Original Score)Michael Giacchino
BEST PICTUREJonas Rivera, ProducerNominated
SOUND EDITINGMichael Silvers and Tom Myers
WRITING (Original Screenplay)Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter; Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy
Toy Story 3 (2010)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMLee UnkrichWon
MUSIC (Original Song)"We Belong Together," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
BEST PICTUREDarla K. Anderson, ProducerNominated
SOUND EDITINGTom Myers and Michael Silvers
WRITING (Adapted Screenplay)Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Brave (2012)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILMMark Andrews and Brenda ChapmanWon

See also[edit]

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